Scrap Management

I started working on a long overdue cleanup in the sewing room. I had to evict the dust bunnies. They were nearly as big as my dog! So I took the room section  by section, cleared the area, mopped the floor, waited for it to dry, put furniture back and moved on to the next area. It took most of the day. But it feels good knowing every bit of furniture has been thoroughly dusted and cleaned under. 

I have had quite a few plastic bins stacked under my ironing table and I decided I needed to tackle these as well. I started with a bin of batik scraps. I ironed them all and pulled out a few dies to use.


I started with the rectangle die and just kept going. I never did use the others. 

I threw out little bits like this:


Those strings are less than an inch wide. I have no idea why I saved them in the first place! When I was all done cutting the scraps, I remembered some batik fat quarters I had and chopped those up too. This is what I ended up with.


And now, these are all the batik scraps I have left.
 

I’m putting this in with other bright scraps. I’m going to tackle my bin of reproduction 30s fabrics next. 

Have a great day!

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WIP Wednesday ~ 30s Stars

Remember this top?

I pieced it out in Arizona. I had planned to add borders, but then changed my mind. I put it on the frame and it languished there for several days. I wanted to quilt all over free hand feathers and practiced a bit on my whiteboard.

I turned the overhead lights off to take these pictures. 

It isn’t exactly what I had in mind, but I don’t hate it either.

I took inspiration from this pantograph.

It is going fairly quickly and I’ve learned something, so there’s that.

Have a great day!

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Vintage Quilts Part 3

I love looking at old quilts for inspiration! I hope you do as well. Here are some more shots taken on our recent travels.

I both loved and hated this next one. The top itself was very old and beautifully pieced, but someone had finished it fairly recently. By fairly recently, I mean since poofy poly batting became available. Ugh. 

This ruffle on the edge made things even worse. If I owned this, I’d take it apart. 

These 9 patches were only about 4 inches. I loved this quilt.

And what is not to love about the Baptist Fans on that log cabin?

The hexies on this GFG were only one inch from side to side. 

Several of these are quilts I would like to recreate at some point.  My bucket list just keeps growing! 

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DWMonday ~ Log Cabins…..Again!

I still haven’t decided on a layout for these blocks! I have played with them a bit more though.

Sometimes, these decisions are just too hard. Sigh.

Have a good one.

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Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Vintage Stars

Are you sick of this yet? I’m getting close to the end! Just 5 more blocks to quilt.



And yes, I’m already trying to decide what I will hand quilt next!

Hope you enjoy some slow stitching today.

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Vintage Quilts Part 2

I saw so many interesting quilts while we were traveling, that I ended up splitting my pictures into 4 posts! I love vintage quilts. I don’t feel a need to buy them all, bug I do enjoy taking pictures for future reference.

I want to make one like this some day! I love, love, love that border!


The next two puctures are the same quilt. Love the madder prints.


This top came close to coming home with me!


Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Let There Be Light

It seems like ages since I’ve had a finish to share. And I’m quite pleased with it as well.

I still wish I could move some of those tumblers around, but that ain’t happening. 

I used a 60 wt Glide thread to quilt this and it blended quite well overall.

Here are a few details of the quilting.

The backing is from a fitted sheet I had on hand. The binding is from the same piece. 

I decided to call this, Let There Be Light because when God spoke those words, not only was light created, but color as well.

Have a wonderful, colorful weekend!

Linking up with Busy Hands QuiltsCrazy Mom QuiltsConfessions of a Fabric AddictJanda Bend Quilts

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